Saturday, December 17, 2011
Zest Tote by JoAnn
Lined Drawstring Bag
Denim Do-it-All Bins
Fancy Fleece Flowers
Colored "Glass"- a winter tutorial
All Other Tutorials-
Travel Sewing Kit
How to put in an invisiable zipper
Fabric Flower Pin
Single Use Antibiotic Packs
Ok, now to the winners:
First we have Sew Linda Ann for a fabric bundle.
That's sweet that rainbow is the answer! My fave color is green in all it's lovely shades, but I also love the blue/green of the ocean. Loving the vintage!
And Terry for a fabric bundle, she said:
Aqua is my favorite right now. Thanks for all the chances to win.
Next we have Anna C. for the pillow case:
Anna C. said...
My favorite Colors are Aqua And red Right now I love the way they look with eack other!! Thanks for the giveaway,
Third we have A Joyful Chaos for the Sheet:
A Joyful Chaos said...
It's so hard to pick a favorite color when i love so many of them! Think if I have to choose I go with shades of blue.
For the rest of the following winners we have surprise giveaways, winners are in order:
I love Red, the color just pops in anything you work it into. Thank you for a lovely giveaway!
I like a very light silvery purple - when I was little, I decided that was the color of unicorns :)
lemony lucy said...
It's too bad my favorite color can't be 'vintage'. As I like that so much. I've been having a great time exploring orange lately. I didn't like it at all as a child and I figured it was time we were friends.
My favorite color is magenta and the jewel tones in general. But I also like blue and green.
Everyone has been emailed and I will give everyone a week to get me there address before pulling another name. Have a great Saturday everyone!
Monday, December 12, 2011
It is Giveaway Day! (or should I say week) I'm so excited! I'm the type of person that loves to give and I also love to get packages in the mail so doing giveaways is so much fun for me. My giveaway is simple, I have 4 things to give to 4 different people. The lucky winners will be chosen by my kiddo, names/numbers will be drawn out of a sand bucket. To enter just leave us a comment telling us what your favorite color is. This will be fun for the little one, my favorite color is actually two colors, I love both blue and green, my kiddo loves all colors so when asked What is your favorite color? the response is a Rainbow!
Open to US & Canada only.
Now on to the offers and pictures, I'm destashing some fabric:
First up I have 2 sets of the same fabric bundles to give away, one set will go to 2 different people-
Next up we have a vintage pillow case, with my favorite 2 colors-
Hope you like what we have to offer. Remember to check out all the other giveaways! http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/ This giveaway is open till December 16th at midnight EST. Good luck to all.
Because this has been so much fun today visiting other peoples giveaways, I'm going to have a surprise 5th & 6th winners!
Oh, 2 posts below is the start of a tutorial list, if you have a favorite tutorial please post a comment on there with the link to it, thanks for helping me make the list! Those who choose to help me make a great tutorial list will go in the bucket twice!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Gotcha Bib by JoAnn
Cloth Baby Shoes
Over the Head Baby Bib
Tie Baby Big
Twirly T Shirt Dress One of my favorites
"In the Garden" Shirred Twirly Dress
Men's Dress Shirt Dress
Men's Dress Shirt Dress 2
Patchwork Circle Skirt
Tiered Skirt 2
20 Minute Skirt
Ruffled Skirt 2
Lazy Days Skirt
Ruffle Sleeve Top
Ruffly Patchwork Dress
Sundress w/Shirred Back
Shirred Sunny Day Dress
Zest Dress by JoAnn
Kid's Poncho by JoAnn
A Line Skirt
Boy's Tie from a Man's Tie
Kids Lounge pants from T-Shirt
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
For the fabric-
For the butterflies, ladybugs and dragonflies on a blue background.
#3 kt said...
Love the blue butterfly fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!
For the daisies on navy blue with white dots, the bottom is white with navy blue dots.
#98 Lynn said...
For the print piece of fabric with pink, green and purple with flowers and paisley.
#43 Genevieve P said...
I like all of them! Thanks for the giveaway!
For the butterfly on a dark to light green back ground.
#48 Mike and Jackie said...
Thank you! I love #2 and #4
mikeandjackiew@ gmail dot com
Now for the Jewelry winners-
For the Sterling silver hooks and bead caps with Jasper, Watermellon quartz and Swarovski crystals.
#6 Lorene (just Lu) said...
They are both beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway!
And for the Sterling silver hooks with black Onyx, Kynite and freshwater pearls.
#41 Jenny said...
Very nice, I'd be happy to win and wear either, thanks for the chance to win some pretty new earrings!
okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com
I will be emailing everyone shortly. Thank you again for visiting my blog, I hope you all had as much fun as I did.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
See my Giveaways below! and happy blog hopping!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
SEE BOTH GIVEAWAY'S BELOW!
Monday, May 23, 2011
The first fabric is about 18" W x 29" L. It is very cute with butterflies, ladybugs and dragonflies on a blue background.The next fabric is just beautiful, daisies on navy blue with white dots, the bottom is white with navy blue dots. It is about 20" W x 29" L.Thirdly we have a fantastic print piece of fabric, it is about 16" W x 29" L. It has been pre-washed, I purchased it at 18" and after washing some of the shirring unravelled, lets just say I learned my lesson on pre-washing them, I did not cut the unravelled part off so it is still 18" but only 16" are good to use.
Oh, I almost forgot, check out the post below, I'm doing a Jewelry giveaway too!
Sterling silver hooks and bead caps with Jasper, Watermellon quartz and Swarovski crystals.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I'm thinking about being in the give away, just can't decide what to offer, handmade jewelry or a handmade craft item or a handmade clothing item. Good thing I have till Friday to decide! Leave a comment on what you think.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Check out the May 23rd giveaway that Sew, Mama, Sew is hosting http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/05/may-giveaway-day-3/
Speaking of tutorials, I was a nut and decided that my kiddo needed to give every little kid in the Kindergarten class a going away present for the summer. There are 16 kiddos in the class. We tried to keep to a summer theme, you know, little buckets with shovels, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, etc, but we also decided that it would be fun to make something personal for each kid, pencil toppers! What was I thinking? pencil toppers? Well it started out as just one pencil with topper for each kid and then it became 2 pencils with toppers for each kid, my kiddo would have loved to do 20 for each kid, but we agreed 2 would be enough. So here it goes the tutorial, let me know if you need more directions, not sure if I took enough pics or not, my little one wanted more and more pics, such a camera ham I have, oh and the little fingers, are my little helper-
Pencil Toppers 1 by 1 ;)
What you will needed:
1 Little Helper
Felt in various colors (Got mine at JoAnn's)
Pkg of Heat n Bond ultra bond no sew adhesive
Fabric Glue (I used Liquid Fusion)
Decorations (Glitter, buttons, etc)
Pieces of paper 1/2" strips about 2 to 3" long
Scissors with a sharp point
Iron and board
NOTE OF CAUTION: When you iron, the paper and the felt get hot fast, make sure to let cool completely before you or the little one touch, we don't want anyone getting burned.
First I searched the web for some clip art designs, or pictures I could use to create my designs (I can not draw to save my life so this seemed like the best way). We decided on some of the basics, hearts, starts, trains, footballs etc. then I copied them to a word doc and adjusted the size to what I thought would be good for a pencil topper and printed them out. Next I used a black sharpie and just went around the edges of the designs so that I would be able to see them better through the freezer paper and heat-n-bond paper. Then I traced with a pencil the designs onto both the freezer paper and the heat n bond paper.
Some of my designs had inside designs as well, like the football had the white strips and the black lacing strip (Oh, didn't realize till after that the lacing is actually white on a football, oops!), I copied them onto just the heat n bond paper. The purpose of the freezer paper is just to cut out a backing for the topper, so everything else is traced onto the heat n bond paper. Now cut out your designs, I left a little gap around the pencil marks as a buffer for cutting. Choose your felt color and iron both the freezer paper and the heat n bond on, I found that it was a good idea to iron a piece of freezer paper over my ironing board first, helps prevent accidently ironing the heat n bond to your board, voice of experience here, I will have to sew me a new board cover. WAIT- One VERY, VERY important step, make sure that when you are placing the heat n bond down that you decide where you want your pencil to stick in and slip that little piece of 1/2" paper under the heat n bond about 2/3rds of the way in, in other words between the heat n bond and the flet, this creates your pocket for the pencil. I found that it was better to make pockets on the sides of some of my designs instead of at the bottom where there might be a point or it would just be difficult to get the pencil in. My iron was set to wool and it only takes about 2-3 seconds of holding it down firm, I did have some issues with the felt staying on the iron when I picked it up, just used the point of my scissors to knock it off. (I did not have any issues with the felt melting, but you might want to test it first since I know not all felt is the same, mine was EcoFi).
Now cut out the heat n bond ones, no need to be careful on the paper tab that is sticking out, just cut right over it.
Peel the paper off and you will have just the glue and the paper strip left, next carefully peel the little piece of paper off, it worked best when we started at the edge and gently lifted and peeled back and then just peeled sidewise at the end.
Let cool and you are ready to decorate! We did glitter on this butterfly. Oh, one good thing with the felt, it was easy to use the glue and make designs and then pour liberal amounts of glitter over it and guess what, you got it! the glitter just fell right off, only stuck to the glue which is what we wanted.